Editor's Letter

Editor’s Letter

Winter 2019 | #YHMGetItDone

I recently came across an Instagram post that read “I need to figure my sh*t out and get back to creating some work I feel excited about.” I instantly felt the need to comment “same.” However, I would be admitting that I’m not so happy with how things are going.

So here it goes. I need a change which I often confuse with “I need a break.” Does that happen to you? There are times when I fall into a creative slump here on YHM. I feel the need to retreat and reflect, but to be honest, I regularly reflect on YHM. I think about what we get right and what we can do better all the time.

As we usher in the new year, I’m going to take all that reflection I did in 2018 and get stuff done. I don’t need a break. I need a change—a change of pace and a change of purpose. That’s why I’m committing to a New Year’s resolution of positive change.

A few weeks ago my church held an interactive Christmas event. I volunteered to help kids build a do-it-yourself Christmas tree ornament. Of course, I had to make one for myself! Inside each ornament was a handwritten prayer for 2019. My prayer asked God to get rid of anything in my life that’s not purposeful: actions, emotions, people, etc.

Out with the old; in with the new. In a nutshell, that’s my New Year’s resolution. I plan to do the same here on YHM. We’ve been sitting on some incredible stories and talents. It’s time to shine a huge light on the people, ideas, and movements shaping our world. Oh, I’m excited about this journey, and I’m even more excited to share it with you.

Until next time,
Yegide Matthews